CA80 Strain Gauge Adhesive CA80 Strain Gauge Adhesive | HBM

CA80: Cold Curing Superglue for Experimental Tests, and for Sensors Without High Accuracy Requirements

With its extremely fast curing time of just a minute at 20°C, superglue CA80 is popularly used in many experimental test tasks for strain gauge installation. This cyanoacrylate adhesive is also used in sensor manufacturing, although usually only if high accuracy is not required. 

CA80 cures only in very thin adhesive coatings. Since the moisture absorbed from the ambient air serves as a catalyst, the relative humidity should be about 40–70 percent. Curing of cyanoacrylates, and thus CA80, additionally depends on the adhesive surface’s chemical condition. CA80 is a 100% successor of Z70.

If the application conditions are unfavorable (e.g. low relative humidity, acidically-reacting surfaces, low temperatures), additionally using an accelerator is recommended. Any activator for cyanacrylate can be used.

Cures very quickly under thumb pressure (0.5 minutes at 30°C/86°F, 1 minute at 20°C/68°F, 10 minutes at 5°C/41°F).


Available in the online shop:

  • 1-CA80: 10 ml, packed in re-sealable plastic bottles (already includes the required strain gauge installation accessories required for strain gauge installation: fluoropolymer release film, Teflon tape, dosing tip, operating manual, and safety data sheets). Enough for more than 250 strain gauges*

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*The specified quantities are approximate recommended values only, as adhesive consumption also partly depends on the size of the strain gauges being used.

Product Literature

Data Sheets
Dehnungsmessstreifen - Katalog German
Strain Gauges - Catalogue English
Тензорезисторы - катало́г Russian
Operating Manuals
CA80 - Manual English, German, French
Instructions for use
BCY01 - Instructions for use French, English, German
Safety Instructions
BCY - Safety instructions 多言語
CA80 - Safety Instructions 多言語
Declaration of Conformity
Strain Gauges and Accessories - Statement of Compliance English
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